uneasy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uneasy relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort
    • adj uneasy socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner "awkward and reserved at parties","ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know","was always uneasy with strangers"
    • adj uneasy lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came","uneasy about his health","gave an uneasy laugh","uneasy lies the head that wears the crown","an uneasy coalition government","an uneasy calm","an uneasy silence fell on the group"
    • adj uneasy lacking or not affording physical or mental rest "a restless night","she fell into an uneasy sleep"
    • adj uneasy causing or fraught with or showing anxiety "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results","cast anxious glances behind her","those nervous moments before takeoff","an unquiet mind"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uneasy Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
    • Uneasy Not easy; difficult. "Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily understood.""The road will be uneasy to find."
    • Uneasy Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing. "His uneasy station.""A sour, untractable nature makes him uneasy to those who approach him."
    • Uneasy Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed. "The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
      Rests and expatiates in a life to come."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uneasy Not easy either in body or in mind; feeling some lack of ease, either mental or physical; disturbed; unquiet.
    • uneasy Not easy or elegant in manner or style; not graceful; constrained; stiff; awkward.
    • uneasy Causing pain, trouble, constraint, discomfort, or want of ease; cramping; constraining; irksome; disagreeable.
    • uneasy Not easy to be done or accomplished; difficult.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uneasy un-ē′zi not at ease: restless: feeling pain: constrained: not easy to be done
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.”
  • Victor Serge
    Victor Serge
    “I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    Jean%20De%20La%20Bruyere
    “We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

Idioms

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown - This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.
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Usage

In literature:

The uneasiness of Napoleon increased, and his means of distraction diminished.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
He was extremely uneasy at the idea of his father being left without companion or nurse.
"A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2" by Mrs. Harry Coghill
He felt a little uneasy about her being there, uneasy for her.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Her face was thin and wan, her cheeks were hollow, and her eyes had a suppressed look of uneasiness.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I have been uneasy; and how dreadfully tired you look!
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Headache, drowsiness, and uneasiness occur when less than one per cent.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
On the night before their arrival she saw the latter alone for a moment, and whispered to him that Mr. Rudd seemed uneasy.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
La Valliere could not, however, refrain from a certain feeling of uneasiness.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
For were it in my power to prevent it, I would in no instance occasion you the least pain or uneasiness.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
It was rather uneasy now.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Then a look of uneasiness came into his eyes.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
But this did not at all pacify the starling papa and mamma; their uneasiness seemed rather to increase.
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
One change which is about to take place in our house I cannot anticipate without uneasiness.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Was it a movement of uneasiness?
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
For the first time, I was not very uneasy.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
I have no warrant for this doubt, beyond a vague uneasiness suggesting a suspicion of its great probability.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Don't be uneasy; I'll take the child as my own.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
She was uneasy at the change that had been wrought upon her own household, which she did not understand.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Uncle Mo was uneasy at the idea of Dave going away.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Peggy was openly anxious, and Clifford, too, seemed uneasy.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
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In poetry:

something other than this,
something not so insistent—
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.
"The Rain" by Robert Creeley
Now he sits and rolls uneasy,
Very fretful, for he hears,
Near at hand, the shout of battle,
And the din of driving spears.
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
I stood in the gathering twilight,
In a gently blowing wind;
Then the house looked half uneasy,
Like one that was left behind.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
The evening fog starts slowly setting,
Uneasy sadness brings me tears,
When every pebble on this road
Seems so familiar and dear.
"The Road" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Then she glanced up at him shyly, while uneasy she did feel,
At the thought of having to hoist the peat-creel;
And she could see curly, fair hair beneath his cap,
Still, she thought to herself, he is a good-looking chap.
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall
Therefore rejoice and be glad on her Jubilee day,
And try and make the heart of our Queen feel gay;
Oh! try and make her happy in country and town,
And not with Shakespeare say, "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."
"An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

For some in an organization, the implementation of an effective equipment management program may initially create some uneasiness.
Childhood friends find themselves in the midst of uneasy adulthood in Zadie Smith's ambitious new novel, 'NW.'.
The announcement that 20 F-16s are being given to Egypt, courtesy of the US taxpayer, uneasy about the president's choice for a new Secretary of State, replacing retiring Mrs Hillary Clinton.
Among Chicago's black entrepreneurs, the Olympics is a subject that causes some uneasiness.
Unwanted touching makes mom uneasy.
But Education Consultant Karen Bailey says it is okay to feel uneasy.
'Low-risk' designation sits uneasy with victims' groups, DAs .
Pi (Suraj Sharma) and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker arrive at an uneasy detente… (Twentieth Century Fox ).
Easements no reason to be uneasy, Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority says.
THERE'S AN UNEASY feeling in the air.
In a move that left America feeling uneasy, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first man-made satellite.
Retail stores have found a new way to spy on you while you shop, and it may make you uneasy the next time you are in the stores.
Retail stores have found a new way to spy on you while you shop, and it may make you uneasy.
O'Brien's refusal to answer a question about his future at Penn State with a 'yes' or a 'no' has fans uneasy.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 20, 5:30 p.m. "The Big Uneasy " stars Harry Shearer in a Screenvision Programming Services release.
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In science:

For Lehmann ’s algorithm, since it extends from Pal la ’s work, the required user input value k , the lower and upper limit value of the community size, often put a significant impact on the discovered communities, and are uneasy to be determined before the algorithm can run.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Detec ting a malicious machine is uneasy, particularly that a machine could potentially be compromised after a connection is established.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
However, the arbitrariness of κ may make us somewhat uneasy.
Set theory for category theory
The reader who feels uneasy about this may always add other conformal field theories, such as for example free bosons or minimal models, to make up for the missing anomaly.
Duality of string amplitudes in a curved background
However, one cannot be completely unjustified in feeling rather uneasy about the wide agreement on values whose inherent uncertainty should suggest one to expect a large spread in measured values.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
This uneasy problem has found in the conference two developments.
The Diffractive Interactions Working Group Summary
Instead, I plan to post my future work in the ArXiv, and this raises another issue. I am uneasy about recent changes in ArXiv policies which make it more difficult to place papers there.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
If you fill uneasy about this energy-momentum nonconservation, here is the same story in more entertaining incarnation .
Zeno meets modern science
Even though I use JavaTM in my lab sessions, the use of C# does not seem to cost lots of uneasiness among the students .
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Much of the criticism against LQG of which some can be found in has to do with the fact that physicists equipped with a particle physics background feel uneasy when one explains to them that in LQG we cannot use perturbation theory, Fock spaces, background metrics etc.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
The reader who is uneasy with orbifolds may take a regular Sasakian manifold in what follows.
New Results in Sasaki-Einstein Geometry
Neal Koblitz, The uneasy relationship between mathematics and cryptography, Notices Amer.
Group theory in cryptography
That removes the contradiction, but leaves one a little uneasy that although there seems no obvious way that the mathematics of quantum mechanics could facilitate superluminal communication, nevertheless some clever person might someday find a way to do it.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
However, they also leave a certain degree of uneasiness towards the obviously not sufficiently well understood possibilities in diffraction theory.
A Glimpse at Mathematical Diffraction Theory
The above argument requires that we equate the von Neumann entropy with the thermodynamic entropy, and will thus leave many people uneasy.
Deriving Landauer's erasure principle from statistical mechanics
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